Jesra, approximately 1998
Date reported missing : 05/22/1998
Missing location (approx) :
San Mateo County, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/04/1962 (59)
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 185 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Jesra was last seen in San Mateo County, California on May 22, 1998. He was a passenger in a rented single-engine Piper Arrow plane flown by Robert Beach. He had rented the plane from Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose, California on the morning of May 22. Beach didn't file a flight plan, but said he was flying to Half Moon Bay for dinner.
The plane took off from Half Moon Airport in San Jose early on the morning of May 22, with Beach, Jesra, and two other men, Ricardo Thomas and Gary Liu. At 9:21 p.m., witnesses heard a plane sputtering and saw lights spiraling into the water. A search of the area turned up no sign of the plane or the missing men.
Jesra is presumed to have died in the plane crash. It isn't clear whether the bodies of the other men were recovered.
Other information and links : ncy
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Half Moon Bay Review
October 12, 2004. June 1, 2018; .
Interactive Missing Person Search Map